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Power Options Properties Has A Mind Of Its Own


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#1 thrillhouse

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 05:11 PM

In control panel, in power options, all of my default power schemes and even new ones I make always change themselves to:

plugged in
15 minutes until Monitor off
30 minutes until Hard disk off
20 minutes until Standby

about thirty times a day I have to reset everything to make it not turn the hard disk off while plugged in and not go to standby, AND I have to reset the screen's resolution when it comes out of standby. HP said to reset BIOS because of ACPI and another member on bc said to do so in a previous thread (problem is ongoing) and there is no setting in bios for this. I have done reset to default and that doesn't help. I have done powercfg /restoredefaultpolicies and that works for a little while then everything reverts to the settings I don't want. Also, the computer is an HP and comes with a presentation mode button that brings up a window which says: Presentation button makes it possible to bring up a presentation automatically and adjusts your video and power settings accordingly. There is a dropdown menu in the presentation dialog that says power scheme and it usually is set to a different power scheme than I choose, somehow by itself. How can I fix this?

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 07:18 PM

Changing Presentation Mode settings

The Item to Open field enables a user to indicate a file, an application, a Web site, or a folder to open when the Presentation Mode button is pressed. Browse for an item by clicking the Browse button, or indicate a recently programmed item by clicking the down arrow in the Item to Open field.
The Video Mode and Power Schemes fields enable a user to control the video and power properties for Presentation Mode. Click the down arrow to indicate a video mode. The default video settings are 800 x 600, 32bit, 60 Hertz. Click the down arrow to choose a power options profile. The Adjust Power Properties button next to the Power Scheme field launches Microsoft Power Options, where the power scheme can be viewed or changed.

When you change them do you click Apply before OK?

Edited by garmanma, 05 May 2008 - 07:20 PM.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 07:38 PM

yes I do and I don't have video mode in mine. thanks for taking a look.

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 11:55 AM

I can reset the power profiles to default with powercfg, but it doesn't stay that way. When I am watching a movie on my tv connected to the computer with s-video, with the computer set to never go into standby under any circumstance, something happens and about halfway through an average length movie it will stop playing because my computer is in standby again and this mysterious computer ghost has reset all my power profile settings to whatever it wants, namely going into standby after a short amount of time.

The last time this happened while I was watching something I looked through the event viewer and through McAfee's Access Protection log and I found no evidence of a windows error or McAfee blocking something. I have no idea what is making this change back every time or how to stop it.




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